• In Illinois, a Cook County chancery judge has denied a request by several traditional-values groups to intervene in a case seeking to overturn a state marriage law. The move means two clerks are defending the law, as Illinois state officials agree with gay plaintiffs that the law should be thrown out.
• In Nevada, U.S. District Court Judge Robert C. Jones upheld the state marriage law as constitutional, ruling that there is a legitimate state interest in protecting “the traditional institution.” The plaintiffs, eight same-sex couples led by Beverly Sevcik, are expected to appeal to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco.
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Cheryl Wetzstein covers family and social issues as a national reporter for The Washington Times. She has been a reporter for three decades, working in New York City and Washington, D.C. Since joining The Washington Times in 1985, she has been a features writer, environmental and consumer affairs reporter, and assistant business editor. Beginning in 1994, Mrs. Wetzstein worked exclusively ...
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